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There are some fascinating aerial photographs here https://www.stalingrad.net/german-hq/aerial-pictures/aerialpictures.htm and you could have a very different "Stalingrad" board depending on where you zoomed in. Many thanks for sharing this link - great photos and really does open up some interesti...
- Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:44 pm
- Forum: Sharp Practice
- Topic: Sharpe Practice Characteristic
- Replies: 9
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I do not add the dice for the Leader's status, as the leader isn't activating/directing the fire. As for being able to define a particular target, it depends on if the unit being activated with Sharp Practice is a single Group or a Formation. Single groups may target any unit within their arc of fi...
- Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:14 am
- Forum: Chain of Command
- Topic: 1944 Free French Forces
- Replies: 43
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I think adding in mortar fire to close combat seems somewhat risky. Its not like "Handgrenaten!" where the men going in are the same ones throwing the grenades. Isn't there sufficient scope in the rules as they are to reflect the Free French armoured infantry practice, by simply having the platoon l...
Actually, this has got me to thinking, if a team or section on overwatch is engaged as defender in close combat and chooses not to fire, would it still be in overwatch if it wins the close combat? I'd assumed that it would come off overwatch, but on looking at the rules again I don't think defending...
For (A), I'd say the answer is YES, the unit on overwatch can shoot as soon as the attacking unit moves within or into its overwatch arc (see FAQ on 9.1.3). For (B), assuming the kills were evenly spread between the two sections, I'd suggest that as each leader was within 4" of a section that has ta...
- Tue Jun 29, 2021 1:08 pm
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: Book Recommendations, WWI, Italian Front
- Replies: 5
- Views: 560
John Gooch's The Italian Army and the First World War (Cambridge University Press, 2014) provides an excellent overview and analysis of the Italian experience - have a look at this review to see if it might suit. For more of the Austro-Hungarian story, try John Schindler's Isonzo: The Forgotten Sacr...